Eighteen months after his double hand transplant, an eight-year-old child can undertake essential life functions.
As we get older, we all want to remain in our home where life is familiar, comfortable and we are close to our memories. To remain in our home, we need to remain healthy, which includes eating well. But this isn’t always as easy as it sounds. To really enjoy a meal and maximise nutrition, we need to have a positive meal experience.
Australians suffering from mental illness are being urged to plan for their journey into old age by national mental health charity SANE Australia
When someone is considering residential aged care, either for themselves or a family member, access to quality health care is usually high on the agenda. However, even with the best of care, chronic pain – which is usually complex and occurs in one in three people aged over 651 – is often not well managed in residential care, and in some cases may be overlooked completely.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital's new 73-bed mental health centre has been named the Professor Marie Bashir Centre.
Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour, reflects on Dementia Awareness Month. September is Dementia Awareness Month and Sunday 21 September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day where organisations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia.
Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are missing out on health checks for which they are eligible, even though the number of health checks is rising, according to new data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
“The good news is that prostate cancer has a high survival rate – and by basing specialist nurses in areas of most need, where there are links to cancer treatment services, these nurses will enable a greater coordination of care for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, especially those in rural and regional areas,” Minister for Health, Peter Dutton said.
Researchers at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute have warned that Australia is in the midst of a heart failure epidemic that continues to grow, with one in 20 Australians affected by the condition.
Cancer Council has welcomed recommended changes to Australia's cervical screening program announced today by Australia's Medical Services Advisory Committee.
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